11 Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh-who are called Uncircumcision by what is called the Circumcision made by hands in the flesh-
12 that at that time you were apart from Christ, being estranged from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, not having hope and atheists in the world.
13 But now in Christ Jesus, you who once were far away have come to be near by the blood of Christ.
16 For where there [is] a testament, there is necessity for death to be offered of the [one] making the testament.
17 For a testament is valid over dead [people], since it is never valid when the [one] making the testament lives.
18 Therefore not even the first [covenant] has been dedicated without blood.
19 For when every commandment had been spoken by Moses according to law to all the people, he took the blood of calves and goats, with water, scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people,
20 saying, "This is the blood of the covenant which God has commanded you."
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old things passed away; behold, all things have become new.
18 And all things are of God, who reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and who gave to us the ministry of this reconciliation,
19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not reckoning their transgressions to them, and committing to us the word of this reconciliation.
20 Now then, we serve as ambassadors for Christ, as though God were appealing through us: we implore [you] on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God.
21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
4 And we have such trust through Christ toward God.
5 Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to consider anything as from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God,
6 who also has made us efficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of [the] letter but of [the] Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit makes alive.
by how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, will cleanse your conscience from dead works in order that we might serve the living God?
And on account of this He is the Mediator of the new covenant, so that, since a death has occurred for redemption of the transgressions at the time of the first covenant, that those having been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.
1 For the law, having a shadow of the good things to come, and not the image itself of the things, can never with the same sacrifices, which they offer continually every year, make those approaching perfect.
2 Otherwise they would not have ceased to be offered, because the worshippers, once purified, would have had no more consciousness of sins.
3 But in them there is a reminder of sins every year.
4 For it is not possible for [the] blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son [to be ]the propitiation for our sins.
Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave [it] to them, saying, "Drink of it, all [of you],
for this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many, for the forgiveness of sins.
In that He says, "A new [covenant],"He has made the first obsolete. And whatever is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish.
by so much more Jesus has become the guarantee of a better covenant.
Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.
But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted upon better promises.
For if that first [covenant] had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second.